Careers

Labaton Sucharow’s success is directly correlated to our people – the talent, commitment, integrity and cooperation that our teams bring to the office every day. Complementing our attorneys’ legal capabilities is a professional staff that has a profound impact on our work, bringing decades of experience to our team. Labaton Sucharow is united in its commitment to achieve success on behalf of our clients while maintaining high standards of professionalism.

Labaton Sucharow is an equal opportunity employer. We believe in the value and strength of diversity and actively seek to hire and promote minority and women attorneys and professional staff. We are proud to cultivate a work environment in which all members of our team can thrive. We are richer for those qualities that make us unique and believe our individual differences strengthen our team.

Professional Development

Working to develop our attorneys is a priority at Labaton Sucharow. We have always placed an importance on both hands-on and classroom training. In addition to our bi-weekly attorney breakfasts where groups share case development information, we have a substantive training curriculum. Labaton Sucharow University (L.S.U.) provides our attorneys with a comprehensive base of information that directly pertains to our cases. Courses are presented by Labaton attorneys, industry experts visiting our firm, via webcast through the New York City Bar Association and via webcast through Practicing Law Institute (PLI).

Our 2018 training schedule included presentations on:

• Client Development
• Trials – a 6 part series
• Taking and Defending Depositions
• Managing Stress through Meditation
• Class Certification
• Summary Judgment
• Intelligent Leadership
• Next Level Drafting and Writing Workshop
• E-Discovery and Managing a Document Production
• Antitrust Updates
• Whistleblower Representation 
Mentoring

At Labaton Sucharow we take seriously our commitment to the development and growth of our attorneys. In terms of mentoring, no single training session the mentee attends will replace the chance to develop a relationship and receive feedback from a mentor with more experience. We value honest and transparent relationships that encourage and support our attorneys.

Our formal mentor program provides new attorneys with an integration mentor and more seasoned attorneys with a mentor outside of his/her practice group. In addition to a Goal Setting Workshop for our associates and of counsel, additional mentoring commitments include attending outside networking events together, attending social events together and planning lunches and other informal meeting times.

Feedback

At Labaton Sucharow, our teams are structured so that there is constant interaction and communication between all team members. Partners are involved just as much as junior associates which creates an environment of continuous feedback. In addition to every day feedback, we have formal evaluation periods twice per year where more substantive feedback is provided and long-term potential is discussed. Attorney self-evaluations and goal-setting plans are also requested and incorporated into the year-end evaluation and discussion.

Wellness Initiative

Labaton Sucharow works to develop the ‘whole person’ and as such offers a comprehensive benefits package and wellness program for all employees. Our wellness passport includes health fairs, guided meditations, yoga classes, healthy lunch and learns, runs and walks, and virtual coaching.

Our benefit package includes medical, dental and vision insurance; life, long-term disability, and short-term disability insurance; 401k; health club discounts; paid vacation, sick days, and holidays; and generous paid family leave and medical leave time.

Firm Culture

Labaton Sucharow LLP prides itself on giving back to our local and global communities in many ways. We have been affiliated with City Harvest, Toys for Tots, Change for Kids, New York Cares, the American Heart Association, Soles 4 Souls, Lee National Demin Day, and First Friends of New Jersey and New York, and our Firm hosts events for these organizations every year. 

Diversity and Inclusion

We understand that different perspectives and ideas make both the process and results of what we do better. We value the varied experiences our colleagues bring to work each day and celebrate them. Our Diversity Initiatives permeate every aspect of our firm – from recruiting and training to policies and firm culture.

In order to promote diversity in the legal profession and encourage minority students to join Labaton Sucharow, the Firm created an annual scholarship and internship program in 2006. The program awards a grant and a summer associate position to a first-year minority student who has demonstrated academic excellence during the first semester of law school. The award is available to students currently enrolled in a law school in the New York City metropolitan area. Scholarship winners are selected based on Firm interviews of candidates nominated by the dean of the law school. Over the years, many of the scholarship recipients went on to become full-time associates at the Firm.
Law Students

We are always looking for talented students to join our Summer Associate program. Our goal is to create an interactive learning experience that is challenging, rewarding and fun.

Summer Associates will participate in our bi-weekly department breakfast sessions, Labaton Sucharow University training presentations, and Summer Associate-specific training sessions. Continued learning and development are a very important part of our culture.

Our Associate Development Committee works hard to ensure that there are opportunities to socialize in addition to the work assignments, such as wine and whiskey tastings, ice cream socials, bowling, and ping pong outings, just to name a few.

Labaton Sucharow visits a number of New York City law schools for on-campus interviews in the Fall. At other law schools we work with the career services departments to collect resumes from those students interested in our securities and antitrust litigation practice groups.

If you are interested in applying, please contact your law school or send your resume and transcript to: careers@labaton.com.

For additional information, download our Summer Associate Brochure.

Lateral Attorneys

We are always looking for litigation superstars that want to join the Firm. Our partners are closely involved in each associate’s professional development and work-life balance. As noted in the Professional Development section, our associates receive feedback on an ongoing basis and are also provided with opportunities twice during the year to formally meet to discuss professional milestones and goals. Our formal mentor program provides one-on-one professional guidance and relationship-building opportunities, and our Associate Development Committee (ADC) promotes open lines of communication between all seniority levels. Theprogram also provides new attorneys with an integration mentor and more seasoned attorneys with a mentor outside of his/her practice group. In addition to a Goal Setting Workshop for our associates and of counsel, additional mentoring commitments include attending outside networking events together, attending social events together and planning lunches and other informal meeting times.  

To view our open employment opportunities, click here

Professional Staff

Many of our current staff members have been with the firm for five, 10, and 20 years. Our culture values relationships and works to continually develop the skills of our employees through new experiences and hands-on training. There are no current openings, but we keep an active applicant database and encourage you to submit your current résumé or CV to careers@labaton.com.